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Panels

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Priewe, Marc (1);
Cordell, Ryan (2);
Beals, M. H. (3);
Galina Russell, Isabel (4);
Nyhan, Julianne (5);
Priani Siasó, Ernesto (4);
Salmi, Hannu (6);
Smith, David (2);
Verheul, Jaap (7);
Terras, Melissa (8)
Oceanic Exchanges: Transnational Textual Migration And Viral Culturedigital humanities;  cultural history;  nineteenth-century newspapers;The dramatic expansion of newspapers during the nineteenth century created a global culture of abundant, rapidly circulating information. For scholars of nineteenth-century periodicals and intellectual history, the digitization of newspaper archives and the ever-growing array of tools for accessing and assessing them provide a fruitful platform of new evidence to re-evaluate how readers around the world perceived each other and to obtain fresh insights on the global networks through which news and concepts traveled. In this panel, we want to focus on an array of text mining methods that are used in current research to identify and model patterns of information flow as well as to trace the migration of concepts in and through (digitized) newspapers across different communities over space and time.
Joffres, Adeline (1);
Rodier, Xavier (2);
Baude, Olivier (1);
Pouyllay, Stéphane (1);
Marlet, Olivier (2);
Buard, Pierre-Yves (15);
Parisse, Christophe (3);
Etienne, Carole (4);
Poudat, Céline (5);
Idmhand, Fatiha (6);
Lebarbé, Thomas (7);
Bertrand, Paul (8);
Perreaux, Nicolas (10);
Magnani, Eliana (9);
Laroche, Florent (11);
Granier, Xavier (12);
Chayani, Mehdi (12);
Mounier, Pierre (13);
Fargier, Nathalie (14)
Open Data, Open Edition: How Can the Inferences Between Scientific Papers and Evidence Be Managed?Raw data, academic publishing, Open Access, Evidence, Logicist Publications, Digital Publishing, Infrastructures, FAIR principlesThis panel proposes to question the existing scientific publishing paradigm linked to the current changing relationship between the necessary publication of primary data and review papers and the SSH perspective. The challenge is to break with the descriptive model which links raw data and original research articles, and to offer the opportunity to combine data and review papers in order to ensure the link with evidence and to highlight interpretation and reasoning.

How to provide papers linked to open access datasets?

By bringing together representatives of various SSH communities and infrastructures, this panel will review the specificity of each research community and how they are facing these challenges by focusing on the particular case of the French Infrastructure Huma-Num and its consortia. Experts from two research infrastructures for digital publishing in SSH will also contribute to this reflection.
Joffres, Adeline (1);
Priddy, Mike (2);
Morselli, Francesca (3,2);
Idmhand, Fatiha (4);
Lebarbé, Thomas (5);
Abéla, Caroline (6);
Granier, Xavier (6);
Chayani, Mehdi (6);
Bertrand, Paul (7);
Rodier, Xavier (8);
Parisse, Christophe (9);
Poudat, Céline (10);
Ginouvès, Véronique (11);
Melka, Fabrice (12);
Sinatra, Michael (13);
Château-Dutier, Emmanuel (13);
Camlot, Jason (14);
Sinclair, Stéfan (15);
Del Rio Riande, Gimena (16);
Ricaurte, Paula (17);
Galina Russel, Isabel (18);
Barrón Tovar, José Francisco (18);
Priani Saisó, Ernesto (18);
Grandjean, Martin (19);
Berra, Aurélien (9);
Baude, Olivier (1);
Pouyllau, Stephane (1)
"Building community" at the National and/or International Level in the Context of the Digital HumanitiesDH communities, national infrastructures, European infrastructures, multiscalar complexities, DH networks, transnational networks, international cooperationThis panel proposes to examine different ways of "forming a community" among SSH research actors and to investigate how these gather around common interests, in interaction with existing organizations or organizations specially created in support of digital humanities (national or European research infrastructures, professional networks, specialized research centres, etc.).

The purpose of this panel is not to adopt a purely comparative perspective, but to understand what is at stake in the "digital humanist" movement and to measure the impact of interactions between the different types of organizations observed (institutions, professional networks, social actors, etc.), at different scales (local, national, supranational), on the creation and evolution of communities. The aim is to understand how these different levels are articulated and whether integration at a supranational level can be a factor of cohesion and durability.
Tilton, Lauren (1);
Arnold, Taylor Arnold (1);
Bergel, Giles (2);
Van Gorp, Jasmijn (4);
Noordegraaf, Julia (3);
Melgar, Liliana (3);
Williams, Mark (5);
Bell, John (5);
Ordelman, Roeland (6);
Poell, Thomas (3)
Exploring Audiovisual Corpora in the Humanities: Methods, Infrastructure, and Softwareimage analysis, computer vision, search, infrastructure, media studiesDH scholars are developing approaches to analyzing audiovisual data. The first paper, "Computer Vision Software for AV Search and Discovery”, describes novel approaches to increasing discovery of content in cultural heritage institutions;  how computer vision can complement and augment metadata-based content management;  and the development of a multimodal approach to search using unlabelled data. “Analyzing Moving Images at Scale with the Distant Viewing Toolkit (DVT)” explains how digital humanists can use DVT as well as how and why we need to be questioning and retraining algorithms. “The Media Ecology Project’s Semantic Annotation Tool (SAT): Collaborative Synergies to Train Computer Vision Analysis” discusses using SAT to generate metadata on historic images for training computer vision algorithms. The final paper, “From 'user' to 'co-developer': Strategies for a User-centered Approach to Building Media Analysis Infrastructure”, will discuss re-centering users in the development and implementation of infrastructure.
Petrollino, Sara;
Nyst, Victoria
African Languages And Digital Humanities: Challenges And SolutionsAfrican languages, African DH, African language technology, African repositoriesIn line with the special focus on Africa, this panel brings together scholars involved in digital research on African languages to foster a multidisciplinary discussion on the nature and the future of DH research in Africa. The panel includes contributions from African scholars working in different fields, such as language documentation and description and computational linguistics.
Alex, Beatrice (1);
Alexander, Anne (2);
Beavan, David (3);
Goudarouli, Eirini (4);
Impett, Leonardo (6);
McGillivray, Barbara (2);
McGregor, Nora (5);
Ridge, Mia (5)
Data Science & Digital Humanities: new collaborations, new opportunities and new complexitiesdata science, collaboration, interdisciplinaryThis panel highlights the emerging collaborations and opportunities between the fields of Digital Humanities (DH), Data Science (DS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). It charts the enthusiastic progress of a national-level research institute focussed on DS & AI, as it engages non-STEM disciplines. We discuss the exciting work and learnings from various new activities, across a number of high-profile institutions. As these initiatives push the intellectual and computational boundaries, the panel considers both the gains, benefits, and complexities encountered. The panel latterly turns towards the future of such interdisciplinary working, considering how DS & DH collaborations can grow, with a view towards a manifesto.
Brake, Laurel (2);
van Beek, Thijs (3);
Bunout, Estelle (3);
Clematide, Simon (7);
Colavizza, Giovanni (5);
Düring, Marten (3);
Ehrmann, Maud (4);
Fickers, Andreas (3);
Guido, Daniele (3);
Prescott, Andrew (6);
Ridge, Mia (1);
Romanello, Matteo (4);
Schroeder, Paul (3);
Stroebel, Phillip (7);
Volk, Martin (7)
The Past, Present and Future of Digital Scholarship with Newspaper Collectionsnewspapers, digitisation, data science, history, collaborationHistorical newspapers are of interest to many humanities scholars as sources of information and language closely tied to a particular time, social context and place. Digitised newspapers are also of interest to many digital scholars who seek large bodies of text on which they can try new methods and tools. Recently, large consortia projects applying data science and computational methods to historical newspapers at scale have emerged, including NewsEye, Impresso, Oceanic Exchanges and Living with Machines.

This multi-paper panel, drawing on the work of a range of newspaper-based digital humanities and/or data science projects alongside 'provocations' from two senior scholars who will provide context for current ambitions, could have a significant impact on the field. It is a unique opportunity for stakeholders to engage in dialogue, for the DH2019 community to ask their own questions of newspaper-based projects, and for researchers to map methodological similarities between projects.
Helmreich, Anne (1);
Brosens, Koenraad (2);
van den Heuvel, Charles (3);
Scheltjens, Saskia (4);
van Ginhoven, Sandra (1);
Pugh, Emily (1)
Art History and Big Data: Complex Collaborations between Institutions and ResearchersLinked Open Data, Big Data, Research Infrastructure, User InterfaceThis panel contributes to “Complexities” by examining the topic of art history and big data in complex collaborations between institutions and researchers. As art museums and other cultural heritage institutions are making accessible online artefact collections and primary source archives, scholars of art history and material culture can develop datasets at an unprecedented scale. However, this promise comes with complex problems that must be addressed to make optimal use of these costly digitization and research infrastructure programs.This panel brings together projects in Europe and the US that engage with art histories and big data, in particular Linked Open Data, in academic and cultural heritage institutions.
Sanz, Amelia (1);
Fiormonte, Domenico (2);
Numerico, Teresa (2);
Priego, Ernesto (3);
Rodríguez-Ortega, Nuria (4);
Siapera, Eugenia (5)
Twining Digital Humanities and Humanidades Digitales: A set of actual experiences from the SouthGlobal South, digital divide, globalization, diversityIn a post-digital era, when the digital is taken for granted in Western (and technified) cultures, it is time to ask ourselves why a lot of scholars remain suspicious about DH in the Southern countries.In out panel, a team of experienced scholars coming from Greece, Spain, Italy and Mexico, working together in a project such as "Social Sciences and Humanities from the South", will present actual experiences on the ground and from their own epistemological traditions dealing with research on their digital disciplinary field in Southern countries, even upstream (teaching) and downstream (publishing): technical and epistemological deficiencies and benefits of some tools and codes;  examples of DH programs and examples of publishing formulas. Our goal is to show that “Humanidades Digitales” does not mean exactly and cannot mean “Digital Humanities”. Moreover, it is a matter of facts: HD are developing without DH. We should be ready for this “big bang”.
Sarv, Mari (1);
Meder, Theo (2);
Kallio, Kati (3,5);
Janssen, Berit (4);
van Kranenburg, Peter (2);
Järv, Risto (1);
Mäkelä, Eetu (5)
Digital Folkloristics: Approaching Variation And Stability In Folklore With Computational Methodsfolklore, variation, databases and text corporaVariation is a complex phenomenon engaging almost all aspects of folklore. Every cultural performance in daily life gets adapted to time and place, circumstances and audience. In this panel we we are going to explore dichotomy of variation and stability in folklore on the basis of textual and musical representations of oral tradition with the help of digital and computational methods.

Our core material consists of narratives and songs: epics, poetry, myths and other folktales, life testimonies, and folk songs (both texts and melodies). Millions of folklore texts and performances, collected in the folklore archives and nowadays available in digital form can, together with the existing metadata, be used as data for finding out the regularities and irregularities in folklore - a universal kind of natural communication with its specific functions in society.
Wulfman, Clifford Edward (1);
Rusinek, Sinai (2);
Segal, Zef (3);
Rißler-Pipka, Nanette (4);
Ketchley, Sarah (5);
Roeder, Torsten (6);
Bunout, Estelle (7);
Düring, Marten (7)
Complexities in the Use, Analysis, and Representation of Historical Digital Periodicalsperiodicals, newspapers, magazinesThe theme of this conference is complexities, and there are few printed media as complex as newspapers and magazines. They are, generally, serial publications (and thus have a complex temporal dimension not often found in other publications), frequently with miscellaneous content and complex page layout, and often entailing complex publication relationships among authors, editors, and publishers.

This panel showcases the complexity of periodical studies and the many ways digital technologies enable them today. Although most text-based scholars (literature, history, sociology, cultural studies) seldom venture beyond the downloaded PDF and token search, some have begun to engage digital textuality in more complex and sophisticated ways, and these engagements have exposed some of the limitations of standard approaches to digitization, which often focus on graphical user interfaces to page images and the production of efficient inverted indexes at the expense of the periodical corpus.
Nyst, Victoria;
Petrollino, Sara
Panel on Digital Approaches in Research on African Sign Languagesdictionary app and chat bot, lexical database for sign language didactics, distance analysis of lexical signs, automatic sign recognition, community based collaborationLinguistic research on sign languages brings up inherent challenges and opportunities for digital methods. African sign languages are severely understudied in general, but in particular when it comes to the use of digital methods. This panel brings together five papers on digital approaches in the study of African sign languages.

Hope Morgan proposes a distance metrics for analyzing variation in the phonological database of Kenyan Sign Language. Hudson Atieno et al. present a dictionary app and a Facebook Messenger Chat Bot in Kenyan Sign Language. Abdelhadi Soudi presents his lexical database of Moroccan Sign Language and its utility for didactic purposes. Manolis Fragkiadakis presents his new approach for the automatic recognition and annotation of signs using LSTM networks, tested on Malian Sign Language data. Finally, Admasu et al. will present their team work on the creation of a community based corpus of sign language socialization in five African countries.
Grotkopp, Matthias (1);
Scherer, Thomas (1);
Stratil, Jasper (1);
Agt-Rickauer, Henning (2);
Hentschel, Christian (2);
Bakels, Jan-Hendrik (1)
Between Data Mining and Human Experience – Digital Approaches to Film, Television and Video Game AnalysisDigital Film Analysis, Phenomenology, Aesthetic Experience, Game Studies, Pattern RecognitionThis panel features film scholars as well as computational scientists who have jointly developed a digital approach to compositional patterns in audio-visual moving images. Starting from intersections between phenomenological film theory and digital tools for video annotation and analysis, a systematic framework for video annotation and data visualization with regard to compositional patterns in audio-visual sequences is introduced. This is complemented by the possibilities to further standardize and automate this framework by means of semantic data structures and semi-automatic video analysis tools from a computational sciences perspective. In addition it will be shown how semi-automatic video annotation and analysis can also help in providing an empirical perspective on video game practice.
Berry, David M. (1);
Fazi, M. Beatrice (1);
Dieter, Michael (2);
Roberts, Ben (1);
Bassett, Caroline (1);
Salway, Andrew (1);
Tkacz, Nathaniel (2)
Complexities, Explainability and MethodComplexities, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Explainability, AutomationThis panel explores the relationship between complexities in knowledge and method. One of the perennial debates related to the problematic raised by computation is that knowledge and its processing is enveloped within a black-boxed structure which obscures or hides the internal workings of the machine. This has implications not just for programmers, but also for those who rely on computational techniques, such as the digital humanities. Moreover, as algorithms continue to penetrate into broader society, major difficulties are raised when important decisions are made which cannot be understood or checked – this has democratic implications. But not only are decisions and the decision-making process often obscured, the form of knowledge and mode of thought itself are often veiled. These debates have been given greater intensity with the rise of machine-learning systems that are fully able to automate much more complex decision-making processes than the previous generation of algorithms.
Hendery, Rachel (1);
Kasra, Mona (2);
Licastro, Amanda (3);
Ramey, Lynn (4);
Rockwell, Geoffrey (5);
Szabo, Victoria (6);
Kaufman, Micki (7)
XR in DH: Extended Reality in the Digital HumanitiesVirtual and augmented reality, gaming, visualization, geospatial, modelingThis round table panel will discuss recent contributions to pedagogy and research in the Digital Humanities that utilize Extended Reality (XR) technologies, including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
Pallan Gayol, Carlos (1);
Anderson, Deborah (2);
Vail, Gabrielle (3);
Hernandez, Christine (4);
Tamignaux, Céline (1);
Glass, Andrew (5);
White, Stephen (6);
Borghesi, Francesco (7);
Calvelli, Lorenzo (6);
McCrabb, Ian (7)
Managing Ancient Textual Corpora through READ: Optimizing Text Input and Text Analysis, Multilingual Support, Recovery and Preservationimage collections management, corpus integration, ancient text analysis, open-access research platforms, font developmentThis panel will discuss the use of new tools that address the challenges of work on any historic text, drawing on examples from projects working on Mayan hieroglyphic and Latin texts. It will include four papers, each twenty minute long, allowing ten minutes for questions and discussion at the end of the session.

The first paper will address work on integrating three significant image collections of Mayan hieroglyphic texts on the READ platform (authors 3,4,5,1). The second paper discusses the development of advanced input methods, enabling real-time typing and accurate rendering of Mayan texts (authors 6,1). The third paper will showcase the READ software system by describing the sophisticated database architecture at its core (author 7) and the fourth paper will discuss various case studies of current research on Latin epigraphic, manuscript, and printed text relying on READ (authors 8,9,10)
Murrieta-Flores, Patricia (1);
Gregory, Ian (1);
Liceras-Garrido, Raquel (1);
Bellamy, Katherine (1);
Martins, Bruno (2)
Theorising the Spatial HumanitiesSpatial Humanities, Theory, Geospatial techniques, Space, PlaceThis session is concerned with the use of Spatial Technologies in Humanities research, aiming to explore and discuss modern geospatial techniques and their contributions to Humanities, as well as the theoretical background behind them. Therefore, the session has three interconnected objectives. Firstly, it will carry out an overall examination of current geospatial technologies, methods and approaches in the Digital Humanities. Secondly, it will aim to look at different ways of visualising and understanding data within a spatial environment. Bringing the first two aims together, the final aspect of the session will be concerned with the discussion of the theoretical underpinnings of spatial technologies and their use in Humanities research.
Noordegraaf, Julia (1);
Vermaut, Thomas (2);
Raat, Mark (2);
Mol, Hans (2);
van Erp, Marieke (3);
Doreleijers, Kristel (4);
van der Sijs, Nicoline (4);
Zandhuis, Ivo (7);
Zijdeman, Richard (6);
Baptist, Vincent (1);
Rasterhoff, Claartje (1);
van Oort, Thunnis (1);
Vrielink, Charlotte (1);
Kisjes, Ivan (1);
Pierik, Bob (1);
van den Heuvel, Danielle (1);
Kaplan, Frederic (5)
Semantic Deep Mapping in an Integrated Platform for Studying Historical Amsterdamgeographical research infrastructure, linked data, spatio-temporal analysis, urban historyThe contributors to this panel are jointly developing an integrated platform to present historical information about people, places, relations, events, and objects in its spatial and temporal context, focusing on the city of Amsterdam. The web of data on the history of Amsterdam is created by systematically linking existing datasets from social and humanities research with municipal and cultural heritage data, where possible in the form of Linked Open Data. Recently, a first proof of concept was developed that connects linked data from the Amsterdam cultural heritage institutions and various scholarly research projects to a GIS infrastructure that provides the historical geographical and topological context for these linked datasets. This panel focuses on the use of this framework as an infrastructure for scalable digital humanities research, illustrated by an infrastructure paper and four case studies from the domain of linguistics, history and media studies, and a response by a discussant.
Gius, Evelyn (1);
Jannidis, Fotis (2);
Krug, Markus (2);
Zehe, Albin (2);
Hotho, Andreas (2);
Puppe, Frank (2);
Krebs, Jonathan (2);
Reiter, Nils (3);
Wiedmer, Nathalie (3);
Konle, Leonard (2)
Detection of Scenes in Fictionscene detection, segment annotation, character constallations, machine learningNarratology usually defines the event as the smallest unit of a narrative, but computational literary studies has problems to come up with a workable definition and operationalization of event for its purposes. This has proven to be a serious obstacle for research on narrative texts.

We are interested in a segment of the discours of a narrative which presents a part of the histoire in such a way that time is more or less equal in discours and histoire, place stays the same it centers around a particular action, and the character configuration is equal.

We understand our panel as first step towards modeling, annotating and automatically detecting scenes as such multi-dimensional phenomena. In this first step, we will look into approaches for manually annotating scenes, the relation between just one aspect, character or time, with scenes and a weakly supervised approach for the detection of scenes.
Crane, Gregory Ralph (1);
Jovanovic, Neven (2);
Sklaviadis, Sophia (1);
de Luca, Margherita (3);
Šoštarić, Petra (2);
Foradi, Maryam (4);
Cottrell, Kate (1);
Tauber, James (5);
Shamsian, Farnoosh (6);
Palladino, Chiara (7)
Confronting Complexity of Babel in a Global and Digital AgeDigital Philology Digital Classics MultilingualismThis panel describes work that has been and is being done to address the complexities of working with a historical record that contains far more languages than any individual could study, much less master. Individuals can realistically develop proficiency in no more than a handful of the languages, contemporary and premodern, from the current and surviving human record. DH2019, for example, despite its international community, warmly invites submissions in languages other than English but can only offer “a sufficient pool of reviews” for papers in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Difficult as it is to support such a multilingual culture of five modern European languages, it is not practical for most researchers to learn, in any serious way, the additional nineteen official languages of the European Union, much less the twenty-two official languages of India, and/or Chinese, Arabic and other languages with tens of millions of speakers.
Butterworth, Alex (1);
Wibberley, Simon (1);
Hay, Duncan (7);
Goudarouli, Eirini (4);
Liem, Johannes (3);
Hischorn, Steven (4);
Wood, Jo (3);
Perin, Charles (5);
Rasterhoff, Claartje (2);
Li, Weixuan (8);
van den Heuvel, Charles (8);
Speakman, Duncan (6)
Complex Space-Timespace-time, chronotope, creativity, fuzziness, multi-dimensionalityA panel of six short papers presenting tightly focused accounts offering prismatic perspectives on the theme of complex time-space. The research encompasses historical and literary scholarship, critical artistic and design practice, and information science consistently asking how space-time defines and is defined by human experiences: of pleasure and trauma, creativity and crime, security and insecurity;  and how it is represented in textual, graphical, audiovisual and extended reality forms. The papers address questions of mobility, place-making, displacement and co-presence, as sites of complex space-time relations, in every century from the seventeenth to the present. The panel is intended to generate discussion around how organising concepts and frameworks from one approach - chronotopes, dimensionality reduction, thick-mapping, fuzziness and spatial syntax - may prove unexpectedly applicable across conventional boundaries, and how these may be productively mediated by new of existing digital tools and techniques.
Smithies, James (1);
Ciula, Arianna (1);
Otis, Jessica (2);
Cheslack-Postava, Faolan (2);
Holmes, Martin (3);
Arneil, Stewart (3);
Newton, Greg (3);
Mulliken, Jasmine (4)
Clearing the Air for Maintenance and Repair: Strategies, Experiences, Full Disclosurearchiving, sustainability, software engineering, maintenance, repairThe digital humanities (DH) community has reached an inflection point. Conceptual issues related to DH are now routinely discussed, and a significant body of literature about DH tools and methods exists, but very little is said about the challenges of maintaining the projects and tools that result from DH activity. The truth is that many teams are struggling with decades of accumulated technical debt, and the natural process of technological entropy. Our panel brings together four DH software engineering teams and initiatives, based in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada, with responsibility for over 350 projects built over two decades. The panel aims to ‘clear the air’, by openly discussing the problems we face and detailing the security, maintenance, archiving, and sustainability solutions we have put in place to resolve them.
Scharnhorst, Andrea (1);
Van Erp, Marieke (2);
Siebes, Ronald (3);
Gueret, Christophe (4);
Crick, Tom (5);
Tykhonov, Vyacheslav (1);
Coen, Gerard (1);
Smiraglia, Richard (6);
Doorn, Peter (1);
Van den Berg, Henk (1);
De Vries, Jerry (1);
Merono, Albert (3);
Ashkpour, Ashkan (7);
De Valk, Reinier (8)
Curating and Archiving Linked Data Datasets from the Humanities - From Data of the Present to Data of the Futuredata curation, FAIR principles, Linked Open Data cloud, cultural heritageThis panel focus on new challenges for the alliance of research communities and service institutions which emerge from new data formats, vocabulary standardization efforts, and collaborative practices. In particular, we focus on semantic web technologies and the adoption of Linked (Open) Data principles in humanities research. We zoom into practices of data curation during research (curating the data for the present) and in the aftermath of research projects (curating data for the future). The panel addresses intriguing pending questions about the long-term preservation of Linked Data datasets as complex digital and objects. It enables a discourse on higher level principles of working with and preserving Linked Data in the humanities based on reports of concrete experiences on the work floor, with the ultimate goal to making Linked Data FAIR.
Rebora, Simone (2,1);
Lauer, Gerhard (1);
Herrmann, J. Berenike (1);
Kuijpers, Moniek (1);
Kraxenberger, Maria (1);
Pianzola, Federico (3);
Boot, Peter (4);
Lendvai, Piroska (5);
Messerli, Thomas (1);
Salgaro, Massimo (2)
Digital Humanities for the Study of Social ReadingSocial reading, Empirical research methods, Visualizations, Computational linguisticsOver the last decades, the act of reading has transformed into an interactive experience, where the Internet plays a key role. Social reading platforms like Goodreads and Wattpad are online environments where millions of people from all over the world come to share their love for the written word.

With this panel, we will showcase the potential of studying social reading through the combination of multiple and interrelated approaches: from purely statistical, data-driven analyses, through qualitative and quantitative surveys of key users and a theory-driven qualitative taxonomy of reading valuation, towards a combination of the empirical and the computational, supported by a sound theoretical/methodological awareness. The substantial variety of case studies in four languages (English, German, Italian, and Dutch) will reflect the diversity of social reading, which can and should be studied from multiple points of view as well as with an array of methodological tools.
Holloway-Attaway, Lissa (1);
Rouse, Rebecca (2);
Dionisio, Mara (3);
Koenitz, Hartmut (4)
Difficult Play: Developing Games with/in Complex Political Narratives, Threatened Environments and Challenging Historiesgames, augmented reality, transmedia, mixed media, ecosystemsA Panel Proposal on Games, Political Narratives, Environments, and Histories
Wisdom, Stella (1);
Burn, Andrew (2);
Bushell, Sally (3);
Butler, James (3);
Zeiler, Xenia (4)
The Complexities of Video Games and Education: In the Library, the Museum, Schools and Universitiesvideo games, libraries, teaching, literature, cultureThis panel explores several research projects that use video games and digital game making tools as methods for engaging learners of all ages with digitised collections from libraries, archives and museums to facilitate new understandings of historical and cultural events, or create new media adaptations and interpretations of classic literary works.
Nieves, Angel David (1);
Schreibman, Susan (2);
Papadopoulos, Costas (2);
Snyder, Lisa (3)
3D Scholarly Digital Editions: Requirements And Challenges For New Publication Modelsscholarly digital editions, 3D models, annotation, scholarly publishingThis panel discusses a particular form of interactive scholarship, 3D visualization, that despite its long tradition in humanities research, is still faced with skepticism and hesitation, not only because of the constant technological shifts and exigencies and the fragile ecosystem within which projects are being developed, but also due to their non-conventional nature that does not adhere to established academic practices and metrics (Sullivan, Nieves, Snyder, 2017).

The proposed panel, consisting of scholars working on 3D computer graphics and Digital Scholarly Editions, explores 3D Scholarly Editions (3DSE) as a means to approach 3D modeling and reconstruction as scholarship. 3D Scholarly Editions are (re)constructions which include robust contextual information, metadata, and para-data either in the form of in-world textual or multimodal annotations and supplementary side sources.
Verhoeven, Deb (1);
Moore, Paul S. (2);
Zemaityte, Vejune (3);
Loist, Skadi (4);
Samoilova, Evgenia (4)
Intellectual Networks and Cultural Networks: Kinomatics and the complex cultural geometry of cinemacritical infrastructure studies;  media industries and distribution;  cultural circulation;  collaborative knowledgeThis panel considers how Cinema Studies and Digital Humanities can inform and extend each other. Digital cinema studies have largely focused on textual analysis, or urban and regional case studies, without attending to film’s global circulation. Influential in the “circulatory turn” in Cinema Studies is the Kinomatics project, an international, interdisciplinary study of the cultural geometry of cinema using Digital Humanities tools and approaches. This Kinomatics panel draws on critical infrastructure studies to consider social, relational aspects of transnational film distribution as global, complex, elastic and networked. From within this long-term successful collaboration, panellists ask how disciplinary perspectives delineate our paths to knowledge and reflect expressions of, and interactions with, surfaces, spaces and speeds. Ultimately, our aim is to mobilise attentiveness to uneven acts of cultural and intellectual distribution so they might also be redistributed.
Dombrowski, Quinn (1);
Haslinger, Peter (2);
Puchkovskaia, Antonina (3);
Bernstein, Seth (4);
Hill Reischl, Katherine (5);
Keenan, Thomas (5);
Ermolaev, Natalia (5);
Ilchuk, Yuliya (1)
Methodology as Community: Fostering Collaboration Beyond Scholarly Societiescollaboration, scholarly communities, Slavic and East European Studies, RussiaThe emergence of digital humanities tools and methodologies has provided an opportunity for rethinking the collaborative landscape for Slavic and East European studies. Rather than working within existing scholarly organizational frameworks, some U.S.-based scholars have turned towards international collaboration to further their engagement with digital tools and methodologies. This panel brings together Slavists and East Europeanists from the United States, Western Europe, and Russia whose research, teaching, and infrastructure development is shaped by engagement with colleagues who share similar materials and methods despite widely varying national and institutional contexts. In addition to presenting highlights of their own work, panel participants will reflect on the ways in which digital humanities provides a different organizing principle for their scholarly networks and community.